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Daisy the bunny poses for a picture on the colonnade. Photo by her owner Jessie Ogden, ‘23.

Celebrating Easter and Passover in a pandemic for the second time

Mary Alice Russell April 13, 2021

Spring dresses, egg hunts and brunches with home groups all played a huge role in celebrating Easter in Lexington this year.  Even though spring holiday celebrations for Passover and Easter...

Creative writing capstone reading held virtually

Creative writing capstone reading held virtually

Andrew Claybrook April 13, 2021

In an event humorously described by Professor Chris Gavaler as “two acts with a twenty three hour intermission,” the creative writing minors of Washington and Lee came together April 6 and 7 to present...

First in-person, outdoor jazz ensemble concert forced to be virtual due to bad weather

Andrew Claybrook April 13, 2021

Two of Washington and Lee’s musical groups were scheduled to perform live and in-person on Cannan Green during the last week of classes, marking the first live music events since the pandemic began.  The...

Staniar hosts annual Senior Art Thesis Exhibition

Virginia Laurie April 13, 2021

On March 29, Staniar Gallery opened the annual senior thesis exhibition, displaying the culmination of six studio art majors’ year-long thesis projects.  Gabriela Gomez-Misserian, ‘21, one of the...

Hobbs and Radulescu speak on the woman’s changing place in the world of art

Anneliese Schneider April 13, 2021

In a virtual talk April 7, panelists from Washington and Lee’s museums discussed the ways that the woman’s place in art is changing.   “Women [are] being repositioned in the history of art,”...

Street names associated with the Confederacy were a topic of heated debate at a recent City Council meeting. Photo by Lilah Kimble, ‘23

The possibility of city council renaming Lexington streets looms

Shauna Muckle April 13, 2021

Citizens are starkly divided on how Lexington City Council should deal with Confederate-associated street names. The council held a public hearing April 1 to consider the street renaming policy...

Mr. G’s food truck satisfies Lexington’s sweet tooth

Virginia Laurie April 13, 2021

For those looking to get a quick sugar fix, Mr. G’s doughnut truck might be just the place to visit.  Serving two new signature flavors every day along with their regular selection of raised yeast...

Club sports during COVID-19: badminton and squash

Vivek Kumar April 13, 2021

Club sports at Washington and Lee University face unique challenges during the pandemic. Scheduling and operating amid COVID-19 guidelines were especially trying with sports you may not follow closely. For...

COVID-19 update: Vaccination clinics are opening up to students in Lexington

Mary Alice Russell April 13, 2021

In Lexington, vaccinations are becoming more and more accessible to Washington and Lee students as more clinics open up.  For the week of April 11, students who have not gotten the vaccine yet have...

The WLUR studio is on the bottom floor of Elrod Commons. Photo by Grace Mamon, ‘22.

No visitors policy halts 49-year long WLUR show

Lilah Kimble April 13, 2021

Doug Harwood started his campus radio show, “The Anti-Headache Machine,” when he was a sophomore at Washington and Lee University in 1971. His four-hour show has been on-air weekly for most...

Sorority recruitment is finally complete, after shifting dates and lots of controversy. Photo by Lilah Kimble, ‘23.

Panhellenic sorority recruitment wraps up three months later than usual

Grace Mamon April 13, 2021

Panhellenic sorority recruitment, which is normally over before the start of winter term, finished up during the last weekend of March. The process was conducted virtually to comply with university...

Students present land acknowledgement to the Executive Committee

Jess Kishbaugh April 13, 2021

The Executive Committee has approved a land acknowledgement for the Washington and Lee campus.  The land acknowledgment proposal was presented to the Executive Committee at its March 22 meeting by...

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